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Smithhisler Selected for 2017 School of Engineering Staff Award

Published on September 8th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Leslee Smithhisler, undergraduate assistant in the EECS administrative office, was selected for the School of Engineering Staff Award by engineering dean Michael Branicky and associate deans for her significant contributions to EECS undergraduate programs. Read more...


EECS Establishes Power Systems Laboratory

Published on September 8th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

The EECS department’s growing capability in renewable energy and smart grid is significantly boosted by acquiring a smart grid emulator test bench system from Lucas-Nülle, complete with solar and wind generation emulation capabilities. Read more...


Two EECS Students Win Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates Award

Published on September 8th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Two EECS undergraduate students involved in an interdisciplinary research project studying early language learning in children won the Research Experience for Undergraduates award from the Computing Research Association. Read more...


EECS Hosts Second Annual GenCyber Summer Camp

Published on September 8th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

Thirty K-12 educators from around the country participated in the 2nd annual GenCyber summer camp. These teachers learned about the fundamental concepts and key aspects of cyber security, with a special emphasis on the first principles of security. They also were introduced ways to improve teaching methods for delivering cyber security content in K-12 computer science curricula. This activity was supported by a grant from the National Security Agency. Read more...


Former Google and Uber Executive Brian McClendon Joins the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center and EECS as a Research Professor

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost

Brian McClendon, who co-created Google Earth and was recently a vice president of Advanced Technologies at Uber Technologies Inc. and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering will join the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center as research professor. Read more...


Kulkarni Named First Recipient of EECS Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost

Prasad Kulkarni, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, has been named the first-ever recipient of the department’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship. Read more...


EECS Cyber Security Activities Highlighted in Kansas Alumni Magazine

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost

EECS faculty and students are involved in a variety of cyber security activities. The March 2017 Kansas Alumni Magazine contains a cover story titled “Domain Defenders: Students look beyond the classroom to study the art of cyber war.” This lengthy piece discusses KU EECS participation in cyber defense competitions, the KU’s Scholarship for Service Program- Jayhawk SFS and the department’s cyber blitz events with local high school students and soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. Read more...